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Iglesia de La Merced

MacIver 341, Santiago 8320000, Chile
26330691
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Beautiful red and white exterior and stunning interior. Well worth a visit.

The building of this Basilica commenced in 1795 for the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
westy54
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Sydney
Iglesia - The Church is an absolutely divine experience, you must have it on your list.

The Church has its history attached to it, and i think guided tours are available inside the... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Prakash M
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Bangalore
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MacIver 341, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building of this Basilica commenced in 1795 for the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy and has had several additions since including the two brick towers that were added in 1859 and 1885. It is located on the corner of Merced and...More

Thank westy54
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Church has its history attached to it, and i think guided tours are available inside the premises; but we just went in to Pray. It was so divine, so heavenly, so peaceful, and the paintings, the architecture, the floral decorations, were amazing. Its in...More

Thank Prakash M
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This church features some bells which tell you the time, and such characteristic was immortalised in the tango called "Carillón de La Merced", written by the Argentinean Enrique Santos Discepolo.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely church in downtown Santiago de Chile, so make sure you take time to enter and get out of the bustle of the city.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

One of the most beautiful and artistic churches on downtown Santiago which gave the name of the colonial Merced Street is the Basilica de la Merced church. The friars have preserved most of the ancient artistic pieces collected for years to embellish the temple. It...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We can't pass a church without dropping in and this one is a beautiful one in the middle of the city. The outside has great colours and the inside is very solemn, but gives you wonderful feeling being there.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A beautifully ornate church in downtown Santiago. Lovely baroque architecture. It's is just as stunning inside as outside if not more so with a beautiful altar and religious art. Very peaceful and serene and makes a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Quiet an an eye catching,although orthodox exterior but interior is rather dark & gloomy & much like any other Catholic church you will visit

Thank Darrel J
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very unique catholic church. Done with a South American flavor. Don't even pretend to say you've been to Santiago if you haven't stopped in here. A Must See!

Thank finz
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited may churches in South America and this one is very beautiful. This is I think the oldest statue in Chile.

Thank dianelJ1607XX
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